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Meeting between Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Israel "out of the question"

February 17, 2014 at 11:17 pm

A senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has denied reports that preparations are being made in Washington for a meeting between the organisation and Israeli members of parliament. Ibrahim Munir said that there is a “red line” on such matters and a meeting is “out of the question”.

“It is not true at all,” said Mr. Munir. “Even if Dr. Morsi wins the presidency, the Brotherhood will continue to be far away from such meetings, especially with Israel.” The Muslim Brotherhood, he added, is an Islamic body unrelated to any international agreements. “Moreover, Palestine is not negotiable.”

Munir made his comments following claims in the US capital about American patronage of meetings between Knesset members and the Brotherhood intended to open up new channels of communication.